[quote=“Reverend Danite, post:1495, topic:141”]POSSIBLE SPOILERS. Firstly - I gotta say altho’ they’re not altogether similar, there are points of contact that show why I prefer ‘One …’ over the other. Both of these film’s have pretty strange ‘strangers’ … which is good, and Phillippe Leroy plays a pretty weird fish as Yankee and probably does a better job than Richard Harrison as ‘The Milky-Bar Kid with gritted teeth’. But the ‘One …’ story is better on all other counts. Better story - more twists and turns, double-crosses on all sides. Better women - Pamela Tudor does a great main squeeze but the Mexican gals have greater characterisation and facets than Mirella Martin has in Yankee. And that puts me in mind of the ‘women in the bath’ scene that both films have!!! Both pretty damn good, but ‘One …’ wins on a bit of nudity (see appropriate ‘Nudity…’ thread, to find out how much, which needs to be revived on the back of this). Massacres - both have them, but Yankee’s is too predictable and down to the ‘dirty mexicans’, the other’s is painted in blood but also in the spaghetti western ‘shades of grey’ we sort of expect, and in, and despite this, it still remains much more (genuinely) shocking. When both ‘strangers’ do go after their quarry ‘one by one’ Yankee disappoints by comparison. Both ‘strangers’ are caught and tortured (as we’d expect) and in this, Yankee had the best moves and ideas but seriously copped out. Just too easy!
Both films have an undertaker and altho’ Yankee goes for a combined undertaker/barber and plays it well - ‘One …’ has the cliched old nutter that we’ve come to love and with this it does’t disappoint. When we do get the cliches (and ‘One…’ has more - but they are well done) they make up for the possible lack of innovation - that Yankee has more of. So it’s back to that old chestnut again ( we had a bit of a conversation along these lines, Scherpschutter) - Well done cliches in a well crafted twisting storyline beat Innovation poorly executed. At least, in my humble opinion, I reckon it to be the case.
Any other views on these films?[/quote]
Thanks Bill - I’m a bit of a techno-moron…